Varieties of arugula – also known as rocket – developed in the last ten years grow especially well in greenhouses, an expert has suggested.
In an interview with the Canadian Press, organic food producer David Cohlmeyer said these plant types have great flavour and produce a bountiful crop.
Mr Cohlmeyer stated that the shape of the leaves can be very different, from rounded to elongated and cut-leaf varieties which look “pretty on the plate”.
Meanwhile, Food Network Canada host Anna Olson said the leaves can be used in any recipe that calls for spinach, as it works as a very good substitute.
Low in calories and high in vitamins A and C, adding them to a salad “sparks it up a little”, she continued.
Ms Olson added that arugula is currently enjoying a high level of popularity in both restaurants and homes.
The food expert suggested using the leaves on pizzas, particularly on top of Piave cheese.